Business News | Oct 22, 2010

Consumerizing Solid State Lighting

LED (Light-emitting diodes) lamps are a fast emerging technology which is considered as the true alternative to the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL). Many commercial products are now available for professional application; however there is rarely any LED retrofit product which meets all the expectations of consumers in terms of price, light output and other functionalities at the same time. Read more »

Business News | Oct 20, 2010

EMerge Alliance Advances DC Power Distribution Platform

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced it has formed a new technical standard committee for data and telecommunications centers and added 11 new members as part of the group’s planned expansion to address building-wide opportunities for reduced power consumption. Read more »

Business News | Oct 20, 2010

Gigahertz-Optik’s BTS256-LED LED Spectrometer Recognized in IES Progress Report

Gigahertz-Optik’s BTS256-LED Spectrolightmeter measures luminous flux or illuminance, color data and spectral distribution. Gigahertz-Optik’s BTS256-LED Spectrolightmeter will be formally recognized in the 2010 IES Progress Report at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America annual conference this November in Toronto, Canada. The IES Progress Committee certifies and recognizes the BTS256-LED as a unique, innovative and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting and a significant engineering advancement for the lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Oct 20, 2010

TTI, Inc. and TT electronics OPTEK Technology Announce Franchise Agreement

TTI adds OPTEK’s products to their growing portfolio of optoelectronics. Providing design engineers with a worldwide source for optoelectronic components, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has partnered with global distributor TTI, Inc. with a new franchise agreement. TTI now stocks and distributes OPTEK’s comprehensive range of optoelectronic components, including visible LEDs and assemblies, infrared sensors and switches, magnetic sensors, encoders and an extensive range of high reliability optoelectronic discretes and hybrid assemblies. Read more »

Business News | Oct 15, 2010

Moser Baer Technologies and CNSE’S Launch Global Partnership to Establish Pioneering Pilot Production Facility for OLED

Moser Baer Technologies, Inc. ("MBT"), the U.S. division of Moser Baer India, Ltd., Universal Display Corporation ("UDC"), and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's ("CNSE") Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center ("STC") today announced a partnership to establish the world's first pilot production facility for Organic Light Emitting Diode ("OLED") lighting panels at STC's Canandaigua location, which will create more than 50 high-tech jobs by 2012 while further building New York's world-class resources to support clean and environmentally friendly technologies. Read more »

Business News | Oct 15, 2010

Macroblock Showcases Innovative LED Drivers in LED Display and Lighting Applications at Electronica 2010

Macroblock will continue to showcase its technology breakthroughs realized in the new products for LED display and LED lighting fields at Macroblock booth A5.532 at Electronica 2010 from 9th to 12th November in Munich, Germany. Read more »

Business News | Oct 14, 2010

Global Lighting Industry Announces Major Leadership Role in LED Lighting

In order to accelerate the uptake of LED lighting the world’s lighting industry announced today an initiative to co-ordinate and promote the technology at a global level. At its 4th Meeting in Shenzhen, China, the Global Lighting Forum (GLF) held the inaugural meeting of its LED Working Group. Read more »

Business News | Oct 14, 2010

Energy Efficient Solutions from ON Semiconductor to Take Centre Stage at Electronica

ON Semiconductor at Electronica: Stand 225 (Hall A5) ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, will demonstrate its latest product innovations – designed to empower customers’ next generation energy efficient solutions for automotive, portable, industrial and lighting applications – at this year’s Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, November 9-12. Read more »

Business News | Oct 14, 2010

Fairchild Semiconductor to Focus on Smart Grid Technology at Electronica 2010

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will demo its latest technological advancements for mobile applications, as well as power solutions that focus on the smart grid at electronica 2010. Read more »

Business News | Oct 13, 2010

Free OnlineTools from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Deliver LED Lighting Solutions

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is providing powerful new tools, downloads, and technical information for solution providers and engineers via its LEDlight website. Read more »

Business News | Oct 05, 2010

Swedish Nanowire-Based LED Developer Completes SEK 170 Million Financing Round

Examples of complex epitaxial nanowire structures grown in Lund. Based on this knowledge, GLO has also the ability to produce Ultra-High-Brightness nanowire LEDs. Lund (Sweden) based nanowire semiconductor LED developer GLO AB today announced the closing of an SEK 170 million investment round (approximately USD 25 million) and establishment of a California-based engineering center to supplement its current efforts in Sweden and Denmark. Read more »

Business News | Oct 04, 2010

First Pilot Production Line for Organic LEDs to be Installed in Germany

OLEDs are able to softly illuminate products and artworks (image: © 2010 Luger Research & LED-professional). Osram and its LED-affiliate Osram Opto Semiconductors are driving the technology shift on the lighting market and currently building a pilot line for organic LEDs (OLEDs) in Regensburg, Germany. "We hold a leading position in the young and promising OLED market," said Martin Goetzeler, CEO at Osram. "We want to use the pilot production line to extend our lead and quickly forge ahead with development of the technology and prepare for mass production." In the next three years around 50 million euros will be invested in the new pilot production facility and in research on LED applications. Commissioning of the production line is scheduled for mid-2011. Read more »

Business News | Sep 24, 2010

DOE Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with Nearly 30 New Proposed Penalties

As part of an ongoing commitment to rigorously enforce appliance efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy today announced 27 new proposed penalties against companies selling products in the United States without certifying that they comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. The legally required certifications help ensure that products sold in the U.S. deliver significant energy and cost savings to the American public. The 27 companies include well known manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of appliance, plumbing, and lighting products. Read more »

Business News | Sep 24, 2010

Toyoda Gosei Concludes Joint Venture Agreement to Develop, Manufacture, and Market LEDs in Taiwan

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and two Taiwanese companies formally agreed on September 20 to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market light emitting diodes (LEDs). The Taiwanese companies are Epistar Corporation, a leading manufacturer of LED chips, and Twin Hill Co., Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei LEDs. This joint venture agreement combines Toyoda Gosei’s leading-edge LED technology with Epistar’s low-cost manufacturing capabilities to expand the partners’ LED sales in the growing market of illumination applications. Read more »

Business News | Sep 22, 2010

Carmanah Signs an Agreement to Acquire Lightech Electronic Industries

Carmanah Technologies Corporation, a leader in solar LED lighting and power systems for a range of industrial applications, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd., an Israeli corporation. Read more »

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EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

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